Thursday

Ghost Moth


A very tiny moth clinging to a plant (a type of wild grass?)
This is a highly cropped picture.  
The moth is actually about the size of a finger nail.
I do not know what type of moth it is, 
so ID help is appreciated!

EDIT - one of my contacts on social media helped to identify this as a Snowy Urola moth.  

Have a lovely day!

 

Wednesday

Tiny Worlds


 The obscure we see eventually. 
The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer. 
~ Edward R. Murrow

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Friday

Catbird in the Lavender


 "A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness."
- Albert Einstein

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The Importance of Family - Geese and Goslings


 “Family is not an important thing. 
It’s everything.” 
— Michael J. Fox

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Saturday

Red-winged Blackbird Perched on a Cattail


 “Days passing with discovery 
are the days of real happiness.” 
 ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

Red-winged Blackbird from a visit to a favorite pond.

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Friday

Bird in the Buttercups


 “The world will never starve for want of wonders; 
but only for want of wonder.”
 ― G.K. Chesterton

Male Brown-headed Cowbird in the buttercups.

Monday

Time is Flying By


 “I've noticed that as I get older, 
time seems to fly by in hyper-speed. 
You blink, and a week has passed - 
blink again, and a year has gone by.” 
― Elle Kennedy

Red-winged Blackbird flies by - 04-27-24 

Sunday

Happiness Shared


 “Happiness held is the seed; 
happiness shared is the flower.” 
- John Harrigan

Tuesday

Dogwood Delight

  
 “Misery might love company, but so does joy. And joy throws much better parties.” 
- Billy Ivey

Sunday

White-crowned Sparrow in Spring Green


 “Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” 
- Anne Frank

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Just the Four of Us - Tulips


 “The sun just touched the morning; 
 The morning, happy thing, 
 Supposed that he had come to dwell, 
 And life would be all spring.”
 ― Emily Dickinson 

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Saturday

Vibrant Orange Tulip


 "To err on the side of kindness is seldom an error." 
 ~ Liz Armbruster 

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Ebony Jewelwings - Male and Female


 “Life is a series of thousands of tiny little miracles. Notice them.”
 – Unknown 

 Ebony Jewelwing damselflies - the female is perched on the leaf. The male is flying by in a blur in the background. 
 
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Robin in the Garden


 "Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong." 
— Ella Fitzgerald

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White-crowned Sparrow in the Blossoms

"Spring will come and so will happiness. 
Hold on. Life will get warmer." 
 — Anita Krizzan 

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Natural Curves

“Delight in the little things.” 
– Rudyard Kipling 

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Spring Sensations - Northern Cardinal


 "Love the life you live. Live the life you love." 
– Bob Marley

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Tuesday

Red Admiral Butterfly - First Of Year - 2024


 “Sometimes it's worth lingering on the journey for a while before getting to the destination.” 
― Richelle Mead 

 First of Year (2024) Red Admiral Butterfly seen on 
Easter Sunday - 03-31-24 at the 
Hahn Horticulture Garden
Blacksburg, Virginia

Monday

Bee in the Bluebells


 “Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” 
― Roy T. Bennett

Sunday

Mink at the Pond


 "The funny thing about wishes. Sometimes all it took to make them come true was a first step." 
T.J. Klune

Jim and I set out last weekend to a special pond we visit. (see prior post pic of the pond).  Our goal was to find some spring wildlife, perhaps Red-winged blackbirds, tree swallows, a muskrat or two, and possibly the bullfrogs.  We were so excited to see this American Mink.  It was very far away, but I had my 500mm lens and he had his binoculars so we were able to get a good look.  We first thought it was a muskrat, but they are much "plumper" with a much different face.  These are not animals we see often. I think this may be my 3rd sighting of one, and Jim's second sighting.  We also saw our Red-winged blackbirds and tree swallows.  



Saturday

Pond View


"Spring is when life's alive in everything." 
- Christina Rosetti

The tree swallows are back and flying around the pond.  I didn't realize I caught one in flight until I looked at the picture closer. 
We also saw a mink at the pond during this visit, which I will show in my next post.

Sunday

Spring Sensations - Orange Tulip Close-up


 "Where flowers bloom, so does hope." 
- Lady Bird Johnson

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Tulip and Daffodils


 "Spring adds new life and new joy to all that is." 
 - Jessica Harrelson

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Courtship of House Finches


 "Always it's spring and everyone's in love 
and flowers pick themselves." 
—E.E. Cummings 

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Eastern Towhee on Moss Covered Branch


 "Joy is found in the simple and ordinary things of life: the smile of a newborn baby, the kiss from a sweet new puppy, and the warm sunshine on a spring day." 
 ~ Marie Cornelio

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Saturday

Close Ups of Spring Awakening - Tulip Buds


"Spring is far more than just a changing of seasons; it's a rebirth of the spirit." 
—Toni Sorenson 

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Spring Awakening


 “Clarity is often found in stillness.” 
Christie Golden 

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Mallard Wing Stretch


 “But I suppose there's a lot to see everywhere, if only you keep your eyes open.” 
― Norton Juster

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